Maintenance Carpenter II

Basic Function

  • Makes complex problem diagnoses. Independently handles complex problems requiring advanced training and extensive experience. Uses sophisticated diagnostic methods and innovative repair techniques.

Essential Functions

  • Plan, calculate, layout and perform both rough and finished carpentry work, constructing office partitions, install suspended ceilings, flooring, scaffolding, cabinets, stairways, masonry repointing and cementing, furniture repair, etc.
  • Carry out work assignments from an interpretation of drawings, sketches, layouts, manufacturer’s catalogues and associate oral and/or written information.
  • Draw materials for shop use or transport them to and from work areas.
  • Measure and lay out the work to be performed, calculating such dimensions as angle of incline, tread width and riser height for stairways; calculate, measure and mark off proper spacing for studding, joists, etc., by use of level and square. Allow and compensate for, out square and out plumb conditions in the construction of additions and alterations.
  • Perform rough carpentry work such as construct wood forms, shipping boxes, protective sheds, staging platforms, scaffolding, flooring, office partitions, door and window casings, etc.
  • Use table saw, wood shaper, router, planer or jointer and their attachments to produce required moldings, trim and special decorative pieces from raw materials common to the trade.
  • Perform such finished carpentry work as layout and construct or install benches, cabinets, window and door screens, glass and plexiglass windows, shelving, suspended ceilings, stairways and the repair of furniture found in University. Cut, fit and install paneling and decorative molding and trim work, assuring the proper fit of all joints in achieving the desired appearance.
  • Move equipment and materials such as cabinets, desks, building materials, etc., by hand or perform the necessary rigging, hooking on, securing, etc. required to accomplish the functions outlined above.
  • May require working from scaffolding or ladders.
  • Knowledge of safety precautions to be taken when using carpentry hand and machine tools and equipment.
  • Recommend spare parts, maintain inventory and obtain parts and equipment through proper procedures – ie. Fill out purchase requests and get supervisory approval.
  • Assists in general maintenance work with colleagues.
  • Perform such similar, comparable, or related duties as may be required or assigned.


  • Knowledge: High school or trade school diploma required. Valid Maryland driver’s license required.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in maintenance carpentry trades as described above with a minimum of two years’ experience at the journeyman level.
  • Skills/Aptitude: Numerical ability, spatial ability, form perception, motor coordination, finger dexterity, manual dexterity, color discrimination.
  • Working Conditions: Indoor and outdoor work required. Extensive walking throughout entire campus on a daily basis is required. Considerable stooping, bending, kneeling and climbing. Lifts, carries, pushes or pulls a variety of tools, materials and equipment. Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 1000 pounds. Manual and finger dexterity is needed to handle finger tools and equipment. Quick and positive reaction in emergency situations. Occasional extended work periods. Occasional extended work periods. Electricity, rotating machinery, drive belts, elevations, areas where ventilation, heating and cooling may be shut down, cramped spaces and power tools. Good distant vision in one eye and ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters are required; use of glasses permitted. Ability to hear conversational voice with or without hearing aid is required. Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances. This position has been identified as having a potential risk for occupational exposure to potentially infectious material; as such, this position is required to be offered the Hepatitis B Vaccine at no cost to the employee, and annual training on Preventing Exposure to Bloodbourne Pathogens must be completed

Work Schedule: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM Monday – Friday. Schedule may include evenings and weekends on an as needed, on call basis. This position is designated as essential personnel.

Additional Information:

Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in offering equal access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy: Greg FitzGerald, Chief of Staff, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5109.

For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resources at 410-532-5898 or . Notre Dame of Maryland University is an EEO/AA employer.

All applicants must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Salary requirements
  3. Resume
  4. Contact information for 3 professional references

Questions can be directed to the hiring manager, William Brown, Facilities Manager, at

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